Vickers Vimy

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Vickers Vimy
Vickers Vimy.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Vickers
First flight Nov 1917 [1]
Introduction Oct 1918 [1]
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Max Speed 166 km/h (103 mph)[2][note 1]
Ceiling 2,100 m (7,000 ft)[2]
Range 1,400 km (900 mi)[2]

The Vickers F.B.27 Vimy was the answer to the Air Board's request for a twin-engine heavy bomber. A series of prototypes with various engines began flying in November 1917, and some of them looked good, carrying a payload close to or exceeding the Handley-Page O/400. Large orders were placed, but continued refinement and experimentation delayed the first plane arriving in France until October 1918, arriving too late to see combat.

It achieved a new form of fame after the war in long-distance flying. The Vimy was the first plane to fly non-stop across the Atlantic and also the first to fly from Britain to Australia.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Vickers Vimy.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
18Q4 K A/A 19 6 7

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References[edit]

Notes
  1. Stats with 360hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines.
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bruce, p.697.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Munson, p.75.
Bibliography
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711